If you have an electric stove and are having some problems with it, the problem may be minor and one that you could fix yourself. Try to do this before you call in a professional to help you save some money. If you are not able to fix the stove, you can call an appliance repair company in your area to come to your home.
One Or More Burners Not Heating
Check the circuit breaker to see if it has tripped. If so, turn it back on and see if the stove is fixed. If it is still not working, make sure the plug is connected securely. With some appliances, you can simply slide it away from the wall to access the plug. With other electric stoves, you can access the plug by pulling out the lower drawer. If it is connected securely, go ahead and unplug it and plug it back in just to be sure. If still not fixed, the plug wire may not be working properly and have to be replaced.
Check the clock on your stove to see if it is working properly. If it is working, it is likely a wiring problem with the burners.
If only one of the burners are not working, the problem could be a bad coil or the coil wiring may have gone bad. You can check this by disconnecting the bad coil and then plugging it into a burner receptacle that is the same size. Turn on the burner at the new location and if it does not heat, replace the coil. Refer to the user's manual that came with your stove for instructions on how to replace a coil.
Any type of wiring problems requires a professional to repair them, as this can be dangerous, and if not done properly, it could cause a fire.
Oven Not Heating Properly
If the oven is not heating at all or only heating a little, there could be a problem with the heating element that is located on the bottom of the oven. First, look at the heating element to see if it has separated or blistered. If so, it will need to be replaced.
If it looks normal, turn the stove on like you were heating it up to bake something for one minute and then turn it off. Leave it off for one minute and then turn it back on to see if it starts heating up. If the oven is still not working properly, unplug the stove and remove the back panel. Look at the wiring to see if it looks corroded or has come loose. If this checks out, you likely have a bad heating element and it will need to be replaced.
If your stove is only a few years old, check to see if it is under warranty before you attempt any repairs on your own. For more information, contact local professionals like Carolina Appliance Service